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by CICI SHARSTROM
Get ready for some pumping bass and good oonces! October is electronica month at Hodi’s. Dopapod, a computer-free electronica/metal improv band begins the month. Reluctant to call themselves a true “jam band,” this group thrives on improvisational stylings and funky beats that bring something different to the electronic music scene. Their music is not without vocals, and harmonizes on many different levels. They have played numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, Burning Man, Mountain Jam, Catskill Chill and Rootwire. They play with TAUK on October 9. Tickets are available for presale at $8, $10 the day of the show.
Slow Magic, “music by your imaginary friend,” will be at Hodi’s on October 10. The persona behind the mask is illusive and mystifying. He has toured Europe and South America. The soft, ethereal style is pleasing and unique, and fits right into the electronica theme. The mask makes the performance, and lends to the art of the music. Also featured will be Kodak to Graph and Daktyl. Tickets are $10 presale, $12 the day of the show.
On October 30, Hodi’s hosts The Werks vs. Zoogma. The Werks produce what they call “Psychedelic Dance Rock,” which combines organ, guitar, synthesizers and mean bass for an energetic concert experience. ZOOGMA, a South-originating dance group, combines traditional DJ precision with rock group influences. They are especially known for their energetic light-shows, which create a rave-like environment sure to please electronica fans. This high-energy concert starts at 8 p.m. and will also feature electronic group DYNOHUNTER. Tickets are $12 presale, $15 day of show.
In November, catch Ana Sia, a Los Angeles based DJ popular in the electronic and dance music genre. She has an eclectic and invigorating style which has been called “deep enough for the cabaret and filthy enough for the festival stage.” She has played huge festivals like Electric Daisiy Carnival, Lollapalooza and Coachella. She comes to FoCo on November 6.